You never know the impact you’re going to have on someone’s life. As Executive Director, I have often times said that although it is an honor to be a blessing to others at His Haven, on many days, I feel as though I am the one being blessed, simply because of the impact others have on my heart.
This young man was one of our faithful volunteers at His Haven and every day he came to the Southside when I was there, he would track me down, wherever I was in the building, poke his head in my door and say, “Hi! You’re my favorite person!“ He was the sweetest, most genuine, young man, and every day that I saw him, he made me smile. I am inclined to believe that many of you were Zach’s favorite person also, but nonetheless, Zach had a special place in our hearts at His Haven and he will be missed very much.
If you ever received groceries from the front Community Cupboard, Zach helped weigh, distribute and display the food on the shelves and in the refrigerators. If you’ve ever been to any of our events and noticed our clean floors and shiny windows, Zach had a hand in making sure things were up to snuff for our guests to enter the building. If you’ve ever driven around the block and looked at our property and noticed that we try to stay in front of all the litter and garbage along the curb, yes, Zach helped make sure that our property was always well groomed.
Zach came to His Haven on a regular basis through an organization called ARC and he was a joy to work with. To Zach’s family and friends, we are so sorry for your loss. Zach was definitely a blessing not only to our ministry, but to so many others in our community, simply because Zach was so good at being just sweet, genuine, Zach!